New Project! Anna Joins ‘Life After Beth’

Anna has been cast in Life After Beth, a comedy about zombies! Aubrey Plaza, Anna’s co-star in Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World and good friend, will star in the film as the girlfriend that comes back from the dead, while Molly Shannon and Cheryl Hines have also just been cast. The director is Jeff Baena (writer of I Heart Huckabees) and filming is already under way in Los Angeles!

Zombie Comedy ‘Life After Beth’ Adds Cast As Production Begins

As flicks about the undead continue to disinter, Anna Kendrick, Molly Shannon and Cheryl Hines have boarded I Heart Huckabees writer Jeff Baena’s directorial debut. Shooting is underway in Los Angeles on Life After Beth, which stars Amazing Spider-Man 2 heavy Dane DeHaan as a guy mourning the death of his girlfriend (Aubrey Plaza). But when Beth comes back to life, he tries to live their relationship to the fullest — until things take a turn for the much worse. John C. Reilly, Paul Reiser and Matthew Gray Gubler in the pic, which Baena also wrote. Liz Destro and Michael Zakin are producing the film alongside American Zoetrope, Starstream Entertainment, and Abbolita Pictures. Charles Bonan, Tim Nye, and Kim Leadford exec produce. CAA and WME are co-repping the domestic rights to the pic. Beth is the second horror comedy to flesh out its cast in the past week; Elijah Wood’s Cooties tapped Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill and others on Friday. {deadline.com}

Super stoked for this! Anna’s going to be super busy as she just finished filming The Last 5 Years today in New York.

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